Useful web sites

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    « Ooooh, new toy! | Main | The field of memory »

    TrackBack

    TrackBack URL for this entry:
    http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451d36869e200d83462904853ef

    Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Passionately against terrorism:

    Comments

    Lisa

    The late Emil Habibi, an Israeli Arab who was a writer and Knesset member, coined a wonderful term: the opsimist. And opsimist is an optimistic pessimist (or a pessimistic optimist), and that is how I feel regarding the Jordanian response to the Amman suicide bombings. Actually, that's the way I feel about the Middle East in general.

    Everywhere I look, I read reasonable and pro-peace articles and blog posts by Arabs. And everywhere I look, I read hate-filled screeds. My face-to-face encounters with ordinary people are so often incredibly gratifying, but then I receive emails from the haters.

    I don't know what to think anymore. Will the good guys win? I hope so. Your post put me in a "glass half full" mood tonight. That's a good thing (a very good thing) in case you were wondering.

    Thanks so much, Judy, for your thoughtful observations and for bringing these photos and blog posts to a wider audience.

    Judy

    Lisa, I reckon I must be an opsimist too. And yes, that's exactly how I feel about the Middle East too. Actually, my optimism is centred on this new young generation-- they seem to be all under 25. Because so much less of the hate seems to be coming from them.

    I actually feel more optimistic about the rest of the Middle East than I do about the Palestinian sphere, but it's quite possible for it all to change quite quickly.

    So maybe the glass is almost three quarters full? But I have to say I have a terrible track record of knocking glasses full of wine over....

    And thanks for your positive and as always well informed response.

    Huldah

    Thank you for including this on your site Judy! I am doing an all-too-short series of lessons with my blissfully ignorant 13-14 year olds about the Israel/Palestinian/Arab countries thing, and I hope to recommend their looking at yours and Lena's blog to get some sense of perspective and hope!

    Judy

    Huldah, I'd be very interested to know if your 13-14 year olds respond positively, and what their take on Lina's blog and mine is.

    Verify your Comment

    Previewing your Comment

    This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

    Working...
    Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
    Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

    The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

    As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

    Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

    Working...

    Post a comment

    Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

    August 2014

    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
              1 2
    3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16
    17 18 19 20 21 22 23
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30
    31            
    Blog powered by Typepad